Lest We Forget — Anzac Day 2013

Anzac Day today of course, and there’s much to be said for the value of remembrance, and the meanings we draw from the day. I think there’s much to be said for who’s losing that meaning now, and why. Is Anzac Day becoming too much of a nationalistic celebration now? I was talking online with ...

Don’t cut my taxes!

In a society and a system where everything gets bigger — where prices go up, wages go up, consumption goes up, the economy goes up, why is it that the only thing we’ve decided should always go down is taxes? And just who do we think we are benefiting from this short-sightedness anyway? Here’s a ...

Happy Birthday Will!

Happy Birthday Will!
Wish my birthday was always in the holidays! Happy 9th birthday Will! Our oldest son and the bravest boy I know 🙂 He’s dealt with a lot in the last year, but he’s doing so well now, and he deserves all the happiness he can get! -31.274897149.281403Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

The paranoia of combatting terrorism

We see the surviving suspect of the Boston bombings about to be charged in the US, and this is good and proper and how it should be. But as has also been seen, this is not enough for some people. Some people scream “enemy combatant” and want everything changed, either because they are too authoritarian ...

Glad to be back home…

After a really good run home, we’re back in Coonabarabran. Nothing serious to report, just glad to be here! Back at work tomorrow, but that should be pretty easy. Got to write-up a few things here in the next couple of days, including my thoughts on the new movie “Oblivion”, the state of educational funding ...

Lego Brickshow 2013

Lego Brickshow 2013, a set on Flickr. We had a great time today at the Lego Brickshow — and unsurprisingly took a lot of pics! So many ideas and so much inspiration… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

I’ll admit it…

I spent most of today online on Twitter, following news from Boston. And if not Twitter then various news sites. Barely touched TV news, but I got a better handle of things. I was predisposed to do this of course — was looking for a day of doing little and spending nothing — so it ...

Hospital day

A day exactly as unexciting as you would imagine. Which isn’t the worst thing in the world of course, since it meant entirely routine test and appointments. But so much waiting! -33.761681151.068218Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

The view from our window at Royal Far West, Manly. — from instagram

The view from our window at Royal Far West, Manly.. Bilden är tagen med Instagram. Se fler! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Fun in Manly

Fun in Manly
Fun day in Manly — after just one half hour appointment we had the whole day free otherwise. Will went on a group excursion, Alex stayed with me and we went to Max Brenners for a drink. We all saw The Croods in the evening–really very good! I knew so little about it, but it’s ...
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